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Never try to catch a dropped gun

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Some smart cracker said that. This federal agent should have: A federal agent was injured at Orlando International Airport on Tuesday when he accidentally shot himself in the foot while trying to catch his weapon. The agent was approaching a checkpoint at 11:20 a.m. when he went to unsling a shoulder bag and it caught […]

Do not try to catch a dropped gun

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Or, you know, try to rob people: Robber Drops Gun During Getaway, Shoots Himself In Leg

Do not try to catch a dropped gun

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Or use a holster? Not sure. Definitely the latter, maybe the former.

Do not try to catch a dropped gun

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

A baby was shot: Joshua Rimene, 21, was taking a shotgun down from a cupboard at his Masterton home in December last year when he dropped the loaded weapon. He managed to catch the gun as it fell, but simultaneously pulled the trigger.

Do not try to catch a dropped gun

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

See? That’s what I was talking about.

Rule 5: Do not try to catch a dropped gun.

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Yeah, I’ve gone on at length about that. And this is why: Patrick Von Hall said he was carrying his .38 revolver in a holster Monday afternoon when he went inside the restaurant’s restroom. As he was leaving the stall, his revolver fell onto the floor. When it hit the ground, it fired. I’m betting […]

Do not try to catch a dropped gun

Monday, January 17th, 2011

ND at WalMart: Police said a man’s gun fell out of it’s holster and fired one shot inside a Wal-Mart store off NW U.S. 90 in Lake City Friday morning. But this is odd: The Lake City Police Department said LJ Johnson had the concealed firearm. They said the gun and it’s holster landed on […]

Do not try to catch a dropped gun

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Woman shot when man drops gun. And, also, use a damn holster.

Do not try to catch a dropped gun

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

I’m betting that’s what happened.

Do not try to catch a dropped gun

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Tragic. Via link.

Do not try to catch a dropped gun

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Graphic photo of what happens when you try to catch a 45-70. Lucky man. Good thing no one was hurt here.

Do not try to catch a dropped gun

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Let it fall: a federal agent explained that everything was a terrible accident, he assured how his fire arm was going to fall and as he intended to reach for it the .40 caliber discharged, wounding his brother as he walked in front of him. As I’ve said before, that should really be rule #5 […]

Do not try to catch a dropped gun

Monday, October 19th, 2009

That’s been an occasional meme here at SayUncle. And it may save a life. I’m glad to see it picked up elsewhere too. Paul Markel writes about that exact same thing in The Tactical Wire: Whether you are an individual shooter, trainer, or range safety officer you must understand and address the dropped/fumbled gun possibility. […]

Catching a dropped gun

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

A while back, some smart cracker wrote about never trying to catch a dropped gun. And his editors called it Rule 5. Well, maybe not: What happens when you drop a loaded Taurus? Guess it depends on the gun.

Do not try to catch a dropped gun err runaway trailer

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

The crew had dug a hole in the ground and, as per law, we needed to put some Caution tape around it. So, I grudgingly set forth and lamented I wasn’t doing the world any favors. I mean, if you fall in a hole in the ground because you’re not looking, you kind of have […]

Plaxico Burress: The guns made me do it

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

He says they gave him a ‘false sense of security‘. No, what they gave you was a hole in your groin because you tried to carry a loaded, unholstered gun in your sweatpants. Then, you tried to catch a dropped gun. Don’t do that.

Great spokesman for gun control

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Plaxico Burress, who shot himself in the leg while trying to catch a dropped gun that he was carrying unlawfully and without a holster, will be appearing with the Brady Center People for redemption. That’s a great role model there.

Stop touching it

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

A prosecutor was killed when a gun presented as evidence “went off accidentally”. I’m going to guess someone tried to catch a dropped gun. Don’t do that.

Man shoots self at IPSC match

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Tragic: I dont know if the gun even hit the ground, but evidently he dropped or fumbled it And likely tried to catch it. Remember rule 5: Do not try to catch a dropped gun.

Rule 5

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Do not try to catch a dropped gun

Rule 5

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

As I’ve said before, do not try to catch a dropped gun. But be mindful that some guns actually can fire when dropped. So, maybe amend that to say “do not try to catch a dropped modern day, legitimate carry gun” or some such. Via the Duck.

That spot’s taken

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

I already came up with Rule 5: Do not try to catch a dropped gun. But I’ll let you have Rule 6: Maintain control of your firearm

Stop touching it

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Also, rule 2. And, I’m guessing, either use a holster or do not catch a dropped gun.

Good question on press coverage

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Someone negligently discharged a firearm. No details on whether it’s the booger hook on the bang switch, trying to catch a dropped gun, or failing to clear a chamber variety (the most common types, based on my experience reading the news). But it’s definitely got the “I was just cleaning it and it went off […]

Rule 5

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Do not try to catch a dropped gun.

Good advice

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Don’t tuck your gun into your underoos: Advocating Mexican carry is your skivvies is a horrific idea, and will lead to a dropped gun, or worse, a panicked shooter attempting to catch a dropped gun. There’s a reason why no body but Plaxico Burress tucks their Glock into their sweatpants. The elastic bands aren’t so […]

News you can use

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

A while back, some smart cracker told you something he learned: Do not try to catch a dropped gun. Along that same line, comes another bit of advice that may save your life: Donít try and catch the round youíre ejecting. Donít put your hand over the ejection port. Keep your hand away from it […]

More rule 5

Friday, April 1st, 2011

This started as a comment here but turned long and their spam filter hates me. First, someone is actually arguing about catching a dropped gun. Hey, if that’s your thing, go for it. But I’m not going to the range with you. Sure, your old gallery gun may fire when dropped. But my Glock definitely […]

Rule 5

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

If it saves just one life: Do not try to catch a dropped gun. That guy, he’s pretty smart. In other news, if you use the word penis, an editor will change it to rather sensitive area.

The rules

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Seems the various discussions of the rules take everyone all the way around their butt to get to their elbows. Where they ultimately agree but aren’t happy about it. It’s what gunnies do. Meanwhile, I’d like to pass along my fifth rule because, maybe, someone will read it one day and it may save their […]